This recipe is in memory
of my daughter-in-law, Kathleen Stradley of Canby, Oregon. This was Kathy's favorite dessert to
make when she had family and friends over. This is a very rich and delicious
pie and also very easy-to-make. Any donations to the
ALS Association are greatly appreciated by my family.
Razzle-Dazzle Red Raspberry Pie
Oreo Cookie Pie Crust,
Yields: 1 pie
Prep time: 25 min
Oreo Cookie Pie Crust
1 (14-ounce can)
sweetened condensed milk
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup fresh-squeezed
1 (10-ounce) package frozen raspberries, drained and thawed or 2 cups fresh raspberries (reserve juices from the berries)
2 teaspoon arrowroot*
whipping cream, whipped
Grated semi-sweet chocolate for garnish
Arrowroot can be found in the spice section. Cornstarch may be substituted
Prepare Oreo Cookie Pie Crust. Place the ground Oreo crumb mixture into a 9- or 10-inch deep-dish pie pan and press into the bottom and up the sides evenly.
Try to make the crust about 1/8 inch (1/3 cm) evenly all around. Chill the crust for an hour before you add the filling of your choice, this will help
prevent crumbling when you want to serve it.
In a large bowl, combine
sweetened condensed milk and softened cream cheese. Stir in lemon juice
until well combined. Pour into prepared Oreo Cookie Pie Crust. Refrigerate
until ready to finish filling the pie.
In a small sauce pan,
combine the raspberry juice and arrowroot, stirring or whisking well to
combine. NOTE: When using fresh raspberries, mash
about 1/4 cup of raspberry and add enough water to make 1/3 to 1/2 cup to
use in place of the juices from the frozen raspberries. Over medium
heat, cook and stir until the mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and add
the raspberries, reserving a few whole raspberries for garnish. Let
raspberry mixture cool.
When the raspberry
mixture has cooled, pour the mixture over the refrigerated cream cheese
mixture in the pie shell. Garnish with prepared whipped cream, grated
chocolate, and raspberries.
Refrigerate until firm.
Makes 1 pie.